Michael Dell: We're Ready to Go Shopping
March 26th, 2009 By: Rich Miller
Dell Inc. (DELL) is ready to make acquisitions to equip itself for the Battle for the Data Center. CEO Michael Dell said today in Beijing that the company is eyeing acquisitions in key markets for data center equipment and services. “We are focused on data centers, services, software, servers and storage, Dell said. “Those are likely areas for Dell to use its capital for non-organic growth. If you look in the last few years at the acquisitions we have made, it really has been focused in those areas.”
What kind of acquisitions make the most sense for Dell? What do you think?
I think the most buzz is surrounding a possible acquisition of Palm.
On the data center side, Netapp makes the most sense (to me).
I still also think that Rackable would be a good acquisition for one of the big guys.
RossPosted March 27th, 2009
FranciscoPosted March 27th, 2009
Sounds like a marketing ploy to me, a reaction to the rumor IBM – Sun.
Rackable for not more than $100M.
BubbaPosted March 27th, 2009
Why rackable? Dell’s datacenter solutions has better gear…